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by ralphr1780
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Restored Car...What to do before putting on the road.
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Belgium

Re: Restored Car...What to do before putting on the road.

Hi, what's your name? Nice car, you must be quite thrilled to have it home. What the others have said, plus: . check that rear brake lights / headlamps / turn signal / flasher / horn are all operational. . let the engine run on idle for a good 10min (without choke), raising revs from time to time, a...
by ralphr1780
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Boot release will not open?
Replies: 24
Views: 862
Belgium

Re: Boot release will not open?

One very helpful item to all OTS driver to carry in the cabin is an old X-Ray negative: this foil is very rigid and will slide easily enough when the trunk lid is little lifted to push any jamming object away from the latch. Who said you never get caught twice? :banghead: I got the boot latch jammed...
by ralphr1780
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Old member- re-entry
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Belgium

Re: Old member- re-entry

Welcome back Erik, good to note that you have been enjoying driving again and taking care of your car.
Sure would love to join and offer assistance for a gathering and rallye event, count me in. :drinkingcheers:
by ralphr1780
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 59
Views: 3509
Belgium

Re: Built by Many

cactusman wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:06 pm
You would not want the rust protection to be as it left the production line though....be rusty before you got home :geek:
No rust protection was evoked, so "as it left factory".
by ralphr1780
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 59
Views: 3509
Belgium

Re: Built by Many

Quite interesting episode, always great to see and hear passionate people sharing details about restoration steps. The white car looks stunning with all available documentation, but indeed some details are questionnable. In the discussions with Will, there was no mention of any upgrades, constant fo...
by ralphr1780
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lost parts in restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Belgium

Re: Lost parts in restoration

I am happy to see that others have also gremlins in their workshop, who act weird while you are away.
:bouncyyellow:
by ralphr1780
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 51
Views: 1186
Belgium

Re: Forum Downtime

Wow, great job David thanks for getting it back on rails! :thankyouyellow:
Can you please now take over the Brxxit arrangements? :swerve:
by ralphr1780
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help - EDIS failure in Weymouth
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Belgium

Re: Help - EDIS failure in Weymouth

Sorry for your misfortune Chris, I always carry a spare unit with a coilpack in the trunk just in case.
Can you detail more where exactly you have mounted the unit?
I have it mounted on the lower frame just in front of the air filter drums.
by ralphr1780
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Be kind please look to story behind article
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Belgium

Re: Be kind please look to story behind article

Hi Andrew,
I admire your stance, and you certainly can be proud of your car.
I will also be getting a copy of PC.
by ralphr1780
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: SNG Barratt
Replies: 30
Views: 1905
Belgium

Re: SNG Barratt

A real beauty Julian, also seen it in the builtbymany episode.
Must be a delight to drive.
by ralphr1780
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dishonest, Incompetent, Feckless ? You choose.
Replies: 40
Views: 3723
Belgium

Re: Robbed by a supplier ?

Epic :wow:
by ralphr1780
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Boot release will not open?
Replies: 24
Views: 862
Belgium

Re: Boot release will not open?

I faced exactly the same misery on a tour in Burgundy couple of years back: a plastic shopping bag had been caught in the catch when closing the lid and preventing the catch from completing the opening swing when the cable was pulled. I have tried a coathanger wire as Simon is recommending but it di...
by ralphr1780
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jag promo video LeMans 1953
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Belgium

Re: Jag promo video LeMans 1953

Lovely video Steve, thanks for sharing.
At the wheel change, the knock-off spinners are taking some real beating.
Surely David will comment about the "self tightening" feature :bigrin:
by ralphr1780
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bulbs
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Belgium

Re: Bulbs

Bernie, this info is available in the wsm page P23.
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by ralphr1780
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bonnet opening at speed
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Belgium

Bonnet opening at speed

One would think that with speed, the unlatched bonnet of an E would be pushed down by wind force.
Obviously, not the case here:


I am going to doublecheck the security latch. :policeblue:
by ralphr1780
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Air filter assembly.
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Belgium

Re: Air filter assembly.

Neil, dropped you a pm.
by ralphr1780
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Filler Cap, Gap to Bonnet, and Improving Breathing ?
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Belgium

Re: Oil Filler Cap - and gap to bonnet ?

Sorry for asking, :shrug: , what are the advantages of fitting such a cap?
by ralphr1780
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: SNG Barratt
Replies: 30
Views: 1905
Belgium

Re: SNG Barratt

Most welcome Julian.
A closer encounter with the crowd, framed as above stated, will surely be beneficial for all of us on board.
How about posting some pics of your cars?
by ralphr1780
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First aid kit
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Belgium

First aid kit

Has anyone seen such a first aid kit before? In Belgium it has been compulsory to have a first aid kit in the car since decades, and dealers used to supply these with every new car, lodged in the glovebox. https://s15.postimg.cc/c7kqfunrf/fak1.png https://s15.postimg.cc/ggpgi9r3f/fak2.png
by ralphr1780
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?
Replies: 17
Views: 1272
Belgium

Re: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?

Btw, this tyre exists also with V rating for few bucks more. I met last week-end a fellow with an S1 4.2 fhc that had these fitted recently in replacement of Blockleys on a 5.5 rims, he expressed only good comments. They did look nice on the car, although when comparing thread patterns the Vreds do ...